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Kneemail from Saint James Church

January 16, AD 2018

FROM THE RECTOR:

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St James’,
 
This coming Sunday, after the 10am Mass, we will hold the Annual Parish Meeting.  This yearly meeting is required by canon law, and provides you an opportunity to review the parish finances, receive reports from parish organizations, and elect members of Vestry and delegates to Diocesan Convention.  
 
More important than the canonical requirement, however, that the APM provides an occasion when the laity can “take their place in the … governance of the Church” (BCP, p. 855).  I hope you will join us for this important aspect of our common life.  I will have a particularly important announcement to make at the meeting.
 
Lunch will be by pot luck.  The parish will provide meat and beverages, please bring a side dish, a salad or a dessert to share.
 
Yours with every blessing,

Rev. Douglas Anderson, Rector
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT SAINT JAMES':
Low Mass at 5:30pm
Supper at 6:00pm— Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
Classes, activities and adult choir at 6:30pm.

Tonight in the Adult Class: Ancient Heresies for Modern Christians
 

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY: 
 
Low Mass at 8am.
Christian Education for all ages at 9 am.
Sung Mass at 10am
Nursery provided from 9am onwards.

Lauren Hehmeyer, a St. James’ parishioner and history professor at Texarkana College, is offering a three part series on Sunday mornings (Jan 20, 27, Feb. 3): “What a Christian Needs to Know: Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
SUNDAY JANUARY 20, 2019
FOLLOWING THE 10 AM MASS


Lunch is by Potluck.  The parish is providing the meat and beverages.
We ask that others please bring a dish to ensure that there is enough for everyone.

 
PARISH NOTICES

CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:   
Kate Chambers, Angela Clark (14), Carter Adams (15), Lydia Lawrence (16), Suzanne Davis (18), Kaye Baxter, Norah Jordan (19).

CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES: 
Hub & Julie Huntley (16), Alan & Bobbie Trimble (17), Chuck & Ruby Firmin (18).

WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD PRAYERS:  
Chad & Virginia Trammell
 

REST ETERNAL
Rest Eternal grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Bob Brown, interment in the Columbarium took place on Tuesday. 

Anniversaries of death falling this week:
Susie Matthewes, 2013; Alois Allen, 2013; Katy Caver, 2014; Shelby Wendell Hawkins, 2012; Jane Atchley, 2004; Bobby Pappas, 2007; Kathleen Stuart, 2008.
Did you know that you can now pay your pledge or make a gift to Saint James' Church through our secure online payment system?  

See http://saintjamestxk.org/giving/ for details.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NOTICES
 
SUNDAY CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD.  Children ages 4 through grade 3 are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the first portion of the 10:00 service. The children process to the chapel for a service conducted by a lay adult. The Liturgy of the Word is a “child friendly” service with prayers, singing and a reading of the gospel followed by a short homily. The children rejoin their parents at the Peace.
 

 
LAY SERVER SCHEDULE
 
 
THOSE WHO SERVE January 20th
Epiphany II
Reader 8am Tammy Cowdery
C.B. 8am Al Williams
C.B. 10:00am Clint Kyles
Shari Keller
Acolytes
10:00am
Erica Stanley
Camden Robertson
Ella Crouch
Rosie Jordan
Ian Robertson
Reader 10am Brandon Willis
POP 10am Carter Adams
Sunday School Teachers Sarah Kyles
Children’s LOTW Jessica Plant
S.S. Snacks Becky Stewart
 
Ushers 10am
Greg Davis
Dave Williamson
Nick Williamson
Josh Burks
Altar Guild Team 3
Household Week  Alan & Bobbie Trimble
Vestry
Lock Up
DeMita Torrans
Cathy Van Herpen

BY WAY OF REMINDER: It is our custom to send out reminders to those serving the following Sunday on three occasions: Tuesdays (by email), Wednesdays (via the Knee Mail), then then again on Thursdays (by email, with the Bulletin). It helps the Office to know of any conflicts sooner rather than later!
PARISH GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

THE FLOWER DONOR CHART is in the Narthex (porch) to sign-up to give flowers in memory or in thanksgiving of a loved one, or you may call or e-mail Martha Bean at 903-547-6911 – e-mail wpmvb@windstream.net .  The cost is still just $35 per donor, per Sunday.  What a great way to honor or remember those who are important in our lives!

You can also now make your flower dedication through the Parish Website by visiting the form here.

THE ROSARY GROUP meets on Tuesdays at 10am to pray the “Bible on a String.” Come join us.  For more information, contact Lova at lova@cableone.net

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING is an Order for Episcopal women founded in 1885.  We are a prayer and service group who meets once a month.  We regularly take part in worship, study, and aid our Clergy as asked.  If you are interested in more about us, please call or e-mail Lova Wile (903-832-2533  lova@cableone.net ), Tammy Cowdery (903-277-2148 cowdery@txkusa.org ), or Gail Crisp (903-838-0942 gjcrisp@cableone.net )
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